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Response to llmart (Reply #19)

Mon Oct 15, 2018, 11:31 PM

20. That was very interesting. Thank you for sharing.

I will be quite facetious and suggest for your next dog you get one of the short-lived breeds. Irish Wolfhounds come to mind. My brother has been involved with Wolfhound rescue for about 20 years now, and they are wonderful dogs but it's shocking how short their lives are.

Or, not facetiously, but in an effort to be helpful, if you do decide you want another dog, adopt an older one from the local shelter. Most people want kittens or puppies, but in my opinion it's nice not having to deal with that. And it does seem to me as though the older animals sense how fortunate they are to have found a new home.

I'm also 70, and if I ever do take in another cat, I will make sure before I bring it home that I have arrangements in place with someone to take it in if I pass on. I have thought about doing the temporary foster thing, but so far haven't followed up on it.

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